Apple has just released the second beta of the much-anticipated iOS 17.1 update, and it comes with some exciting new features and refinements. In this article, we will explore everything that’s new in this latest beta release.
One of the key additions in the second iOS 17.1 beta is the new “Display” section in the StandBy settings. This section offers users more customization options for their device’s display. Users can now choose to have their display turn off automatically after 20 seconds or never turn off at all. Additionally, the Night Mode function, which adds a red tint and dims the screen, has been moved to this section along with the Motion to Wake toggle. The Display section also replaces the previous Always On toggle, offering more control over display settings.
Another feature that has made a comeback in the second beta is the collection of ringtones and text tones. These were initially removed in the launch version of iOS 17.1 beta 1 but have now been reintroduced. The new ringtones include names like Arpeggio, Breaking, Canopy, Chalet, and many more. Compared to the previous ringtones, these new additions are longer and sound more modern. The old ringtones have been moved to the “Classic” section for users who prefer options like Illuminate, Night Owl, and Twinkle. The update also introduces over 10 new text tones for incoming messages, alerts, and reminders.
Additionally, iOS 17.1 beta 2 fixes a bug related to the 80% charging limit feature introduced with the iPhone 15 models. In earlier betas, the devices would ignore this setting and charge past 80%. However, this has been rectified in the second beta, ensuring that the charging limit is respected.
Furthermore, the second beta release enables the Double Tap feature in watchOS 10.1 beta. Users can manage the settings for Double Tap using the Apple Watch app, offering more convenience and control.
These are just some of the notable features in the second iOS 17.1 beta. If you have come across any other features that we haven’t covered, feel free to let us know in the comments below.
As always, it’s important to note that this is still a beta version, and some features and functionalities may change or be removed in the final release. Users are advised to exercise caution and back up their devices before installing the beta software.